The Business Magazine publishes the 2018 Thames Valley 250 online from today and in print this month – with Westcoast topping the league, overtaking Thames Water for the first time.
The Theale-based company which is moving progressively beyond traditional IT distribution to fulfilment and cloud-based services, posted sales of over £2.2 billion, to top the list just ahead of Thames Water.
For a home-grown Thames Valley company to overtake the UK’s largest water and wastewater company – the private utility responsible for water supplies in large parts of the south – is a major achievement.
This year’s Thames Valley 250 has some notable new entrants including expanding car dealership group Eden and hotel group Travelodge.
The 250 is sponsored by law firm Gateley plc, business adviser Moore Stephens, HSBC UK bank and Henley Business School. It lists private, unquoted companies by turnover.
Shortlisted companies from the 250 group were being invited to a special dinner this evening to celebrate their achievements, with trophies presented to winners in seven categories.
Dinner guests at Cliveden were due to hear from Scott Dodds, CEO of Ultima, a recent winner of Tech Company of the Year in the Thames Valley Tech Awards.